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Forum topic by Al Amantea posted 05-21-2016 05:26 AM 1214 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Al Amantea

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05-21-2016 05:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection plastic bags dust collector harbor freight

I have found a new source for dust collector plastic bags that I am considering offering…

Here’s a description…

6 mil clear bags (normally you only find 4 mil)
Will fit any 19 to 20 inch DC (harbor freight, jet, Grizzly, etc.) up to 70 gallon
Puncture resistant Virgin polyethylene plastic

10 bags for around $20.00 plus shipping

Wynn environmental has 4 mil bags priced at $17 for 10 bags.

We all know how fragile the 4 mil bags are when dealing with dust collectors and how quickly they can tear or puncture. These bags are Virgin polyethylene film, not recycled, and at 6 mil, are both USDA AND FDA approved as tear and puncture resistant. I have to purchase in a very large quantity, and would never use as much as I have to buy in a lifetime, but I figured I would pass on the opportunity to everyone here as well. After packaging and processing costs, if I’m lucky I might be making around $1.00 per sale, if that!

If you are interested in this let me know via PM

Al Amantea
Amantea Fine Woodworks
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 08:57 PM

Have you seen the 5 gallon bucket conversion that Stumpy Nubs showed that gets rid of the bag?

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Al Amantea

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#2 posted 05-21-2016 11:03 PM

I had not seen that. Not a bad idea as long as you have the room for it, and don’t need the DC to be portable. For now I’m sticking with the bags.

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#3 posted 05-22-2016 01:03 AM

I use oversize garbage bags from sams I think we got them – for yard stuff

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#4 posted 05-22-2016 06:24 AM

I always used a $8 pop-up camping garbage can to hold the bottom of my collector bags when I had a bag style system. Does a good job of protecting the bag from tears and such. Always despised the bags and switched to a barrel style but they do work just fine. Once blew a bag in the middle of a long CNC carve and 30 gallons of MDF dust was everywhere…

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#5 posted 05-22-2016 01:27 PM

I switched to job site trash bags years ago. They are cheap, tie them off and chuck em. Only down side you can see through them. Thats something I can live with.

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#6 posted 05-22-2016 08:12 PM

I use contractor garbage bags from lowes

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